First Trailer for David Gordon Green's Boston Bombing Film 'Stronger'
by Alex Billington
June 22, 2017
"You showed the world that they can't break us no matter what the hell they do." Lionsgate has unveiled the first trailer for David Gordon Green's Stronger, about a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 who helped the police track down the killers. This is the second Boston Marathon bombing movie, the fist one Patriots Day opened last winter, while Lionsgate is waiting until this fall to release this one. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Jeff Bauman, who lost both legs in the bombing. The cast includes Tatiana Maslany as his wife Erin Hurley, plus Clancy Brown, Miranda Richardson, and Frankie Shaw. This actually looks a bit better than Patriots Day, mostly because it's more personal and emotional, and I trust in DGG.
Here's the first official trailer for David Gordon Green's Stronger, direct from Lionsgate's YouTube:
A victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma. Stronger is directed by American filmmaker David Gordon Green, of the films George Washington, All the Real Girls, Snow Angels, Pineapple Express, Your Highness, The Sitter, Prince Avalanche, Joe, Manglehorn, and Our Brand Is Crisis previously. The screenplay is written by John Pollono; based on the book "Stronger" by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter. Lionsgate will release David Gordon Green's Stronger in theaters everywhere starting September 22nd in the fall. First impression?
Looks good. Gyllenhaal can pull this off. Whole cast feels and looks promising. But what the hell happened to Miranda Richardson? Oh wait. Life I guess...honestly, her look shocked me a bit. But I guess nobody gets younger huh?!
Stefan Kuhlmann on Jun 22, 2017
CyraNOSE on Jun 22, 2017
Two fantastic actors. After Orphan Black, Ill watch anything with Tatiana Maslany in it.
Lin Group on Jun 22, 2017
While the acting will be supreme, I will pass on yet another film capitalizing on the Boston Bombing.
DAVIDPD on Jun 22, 2017
If there were super hero's flying around the Boston Marathon finish line saving people and suddenly Indiana Jones appeared and he fought Popeye for gold, I'd say it would be capitalizing. I'm not getting "capitalizing" from that trailer. It definitely has moments to inspire, but the sadness and bleakness isn't reading studio capital project to me.
Quanah on Jun 22, 2017
"yet another film capitalizing on the Boston Bombing". Really? There was Patriot's Day and...can't think of another one. Please list all the Boston Marathon bombing movies for us.
dude on Jun 24, 2017
This is worth because of the cast. But who knows, maybe there will be interesting study of a character, Gyllenhaal is good ...
shiboleth on Jun 22, 2017
Looks inspiring for those who are interested in films like this. Myself...not so much. Solid cast though.
THE_RAW_ on Jun 22, 2017
I felt the same about Gyllenhaal until I saw Nightcrawler. Fantastic character study.
THE_RAW_ on Jun 23, 2017
Ricardo_PT on Jul 10, 2017
This looks good. Gyllenhaal is always solid these days, and while I haven't really seen Maslany in anything, she seems to be delivering a great performance too. On a side note, Patriot's Day was good as well.
Efterklang on Jun 22, 2017
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